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English Fiction: Victorian
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Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'English Fiction: Victorian' is a course offered in Third Semester of B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) English Language and Literature program at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

Introducing life writing - autobiography, biography, travel writing, memoir, diary, letter as sub – genres-evolution of the art of life writing - difference between biography and autobiography literary qualities of life writing.

Unit 1

Introduction to Victorian Fiction-Characteristics-Major Writers.

Unit 2

Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility.

Unit 3

Charles Dickens: Christmas Carol.

Unit 4

George Eliot: Silas Marner.

Unit 5

Thomas Hardy: Under the Greenwood Tree.

  1. Austen, Jane: Sense and Sensibility. Maple Press, 2014.
  2. Dickens, Charles:Christmas Carol. Fingerprint Publishing, 2015.
  3. Eliot, George: Silas Mariner. Scholastic India, 2001.
  4. Hardy, Thomas:Under the Greenwood Tree.Wordsworth Editions Ltd; New edition, 1994.
  1. David, Deirdre. (Ed). The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel, CUP, London.
  2. A Companion to the Victorian Novel, Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, (Eds) Patrick Brantlinger, William Thesing, Wiley.
  3. The Nineteenth Century Novel: A Critical Reader, Stephen Regan, Routledge.
  4. Williams, Raymond. The English Novel: From Dickens to Lawrence.Vintage Digital, 2013.
  5. Websources.